MEDUSA (PL 6)
Senses 2 (Darkvision) – 2 points
Immunity 2 (Petrification Effects) – 2 points
Perception Range Affliction 5 (Dazed and Hindered / Defenseless and Immobile / Transformed and Unaware; Resisted by Fortitude; Continuous, Extra Condition, Progressive, Visual Sense-Dependent) – 40 points
Enhanced Perception 4, Senses 2 (Radius Vision), Weaken Strength 4 (“snake bite” Resisted by Fortitude; Linked to Unarmed, Progressive) – 16 points
Array (6 points)
Ranged Damage 3 – 6 points
Strength Based Damage 1 (Improved Critical) – 1 point
Equipment 2, Grabbing Finesse, Improved Initiative, Languages 0 (Common is native), Precise Attack (Ranged Cover)
Deception 5 (+7), Intimidation 5 (+7), Perception 5 (+10), Persuasion 5 (+7), Ranged Combat (Bows) 5 (+6), Stealth 5 (+7)
+6 (Ranged, Damage 3)
+4 (Close, Damage 1/19-20)
Perception (Ranged, Affliction 5)
+4 (Close, Damage 0 plus Weaken 4)
+4 (Close, Damage 0)
Abilities 30 + Advantages 5 + Defenses 15 + Powers 60 + Skills 15 = 125 Total
Repulsive monstrous humanoids.
Medusae are monstrous women with attractive, shapely bodies that are covered in fine, delicate scales. Rather than hair, they have a writhing mass of serpents growing from their scalp. They eyes of a medusa are feared. To look a medusa in the eyes is to invite death, as one’s body is instantly transformed into lifeless stone.
Medusae are the progeny of Stheno and Euryale – the surviving sisters of the Medusa of legend. These creatures – sometimes called gorgons – live in isolated ruins away from civilization. They are hunted creatures; feared and hated for their poisonous bite and ability to petrify with the slightest glance. This fact drives most medusae to be evil, hunting down and slaying mortals with their gaze and poison. The lair of a medusa is often adorned with the statues of petrified enemies.
All medusae are female. They will interact with a male humanoid when they desire to mate and give birth. The medusa is careful to not slay her lover… at least, not until after she has conceived.
Medusae can have many other powers. The original medusae were women cursed by the gods. As such, they have a number of divine abilities that can manifest over time.
A greater medusa has a serpentine lower body from her hips downwards. To create a greater medusa, add the following powers:
Growth 4 (Innate, Permanent) – 9 points
Movement 1 (Slithering) – 2 points
Some medusae are as ancient as the titans themselves. These creatures are not only immortal, but unless measures are taken, they can also return from the dead when slain.
Cannot Be Slain:
Immortality 16 (Limited if head is severed) – 8 points
Immunity 2 (Aging, Disease) – 2 points
The most powerful of medusae have venomous blood. The greater medusa, described above, will often have this Power.
Weaken Stamina 4 (Resisted by Fortitude; Progressive, Reaction, Triggered [when injured with a melee weapon], Uncontrolled) – 21 points
In Greek mythology, when Medusa herself was slain, the winged horse known as Pegasus was created from her blood. A GM can use this Power to recreate that effect.
Birth of Pegasus:
Summon Pegasus 5 (Heroic, Innate, Permanent, Triggered [when medusa is slain], Uncontrolled) – 12 points